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matt c

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  1. I managed to get allot of detail on Mars through the 10" scope I had at the time, I live on the outskirts of Manchester in Bolton. In my (admittedly short experience) planets shouldn't be to badly effected if at all. Granted the skies in Bolton aren't the worst but it was still very difficult to see the lower magnitude "faint fuzzies", some of the galaxies I went for were within the ability of the scope but were rendered invisible by the sky glow. It's probably best to stick with the messier objects if you want to explore the deep sky, and as mentioned above star clusters tend not to be as badly effected by light pollution as nebula and galaxies.

    :):):)

  2. Tasco (or similar piece of c**p) from Argos. The mount was absolutely dreadful because you had to move the object slightly beyond your FOV so the scope would drop down into place. I remember trying to look at a planet with it once, this was before I knew anything about astronomy so I didn't know which planet it was. Set it up, spent about an hour, didn't see a thing, packed it up and didn't bother with it again till I bought a pair of Celestron Skymasters about 3 years later. These bins showed me more than any Tasco scope ever could, even though they only have one magnification.

    Conclusion:

    C**p argos scope = £140

    Celsetron Skymaster bins = Currently available for £50 (FLO)

    Make ya choice :)

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